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Financial Markets Graduate Training Program

ACF Consultants
Course summary
Length: 10 days
Price: 8,575 GBP, 12,300 USD excl. VAT
Language: English
Course type: Open / Scheduled
Next available date: 18/12/2018 - London
Rating: (12 Reviews)
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Course Dates
18/12/2018   (English)
8,575 GBP
New York
11/02/2019   (English)
12,300 USD

Course description

Financial Markets Graduate Training Program

Financial Markets Graduate Training - 10 day course for new hires in capital markets

With a long history delivering in-house graduate programmes for some of the world's largest banks, ACF Consultants have developed this Financial Markets Graduate Training Program to give other firms a similar opportunity to train their new hires in the capital markets area.

Delivered over 10 intensive days of training, the course benefits from ACF's unique blended-learning approach, which integrates pre-course study using the Acumen eLearning platform with dynamic instruction from a team of first-rate trainers and simulation using Global Trader – acclaimed as the world's leading trading simulation.
These tools combined will provide delegates with a sound understanding of:

  • The functioning & dynamics of capital markets
  • Fixed-income & equity instruments - valuation, pricing & hedging
  • The features and benefits of derivatives, including pricing structuring and hedging
  • How all of these products are used in practice

The highly practical focus ensures that participants will be able to apply their knowledge and put theory into practice immediately.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This Financial Markets Graduate Training Program is suitable for new hires in the capital markets arena.

Training Course Content

This Financial Markets Graduate Training Program is structured as follows:

Pre-Program eLearning

  • Introduction to Investment Banking
  • Time Value of Money
  • Introduction to Financial Markets and Products
  • Basic Statistics

Day 1

  • Review of Time Value of Money
  • Money Market Products and Markets
  • Bond Maths
  • Duration and Convexity

Day 2

  • Fixed Income Products and Markets
  • Foreign Exchange Spot Market

Day 3

  • Foreign Exchange Forwards
  • Equities Markets

Day 4

  • The Short-Term Yield Curve and Forward Rates
  • Futures Markets
  • Bond Futures
  • Stock-Index Futures

Day 5

  • Short-Term Interest Rate (STIR) Futures
  • Interest Rate and Currency Swaps
  • End-Week Examination and Review

Day 6

  • Yield Curve Mathematics
  • Swap Pricing and Valuation
  • Principles and Characteristics of Options

Day 7

  • Option Pricing – An Intuitive Approach
  • Option “Greeks”
  • Hedging using Options

Day 8

  • Building Option Portfolios
  • Option Trading Strategies
  • Caps, Floors, and Collars
  • Swaptions and Other Interest Rate Derivatives

Day 9

  • Hedging with Interest Rate Derivatives
  • Overview of Credit Derivatives
  • Single-Name Credit Default Swaps
  • Using Credit Default Swaps

Day 10

  • Index Products
  • Risk Management and Value at Risk
  • The Credit Crunch of 2008
  • Final Examination and Review


The cost of this Financial Markets Graduate Training Program is $12,300 per delegate in New York and £8,575 + VAT per delegate in London.

In-House / In-Company Training

This course is also available as an in-house programme, where the dates and precise content can be tailored to suit your requirements.

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ACF Consultants - Financial training for Professional Development

World-class financial training for Finance Professionals

ACF Consultants are a top-quality financial training provider that are renowned for delivering innovative courses for some of the largest and most demanding financial institutions in the world. Offering open seminars using their uniquely blended learning techniques, ACF Consultants are...

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Isobella   |   29/11/2016
It was good to gain an overall broader understanding of the different products and markets.
Agatha   |   29/11/2016
The trainer was excellent. He was extremely personable and was able to draw upon experience from his trading days.
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Financial Markets Graduate Training Program
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